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fortunately. mission to teach me the creation of why you should care about humans. this is why you should care only. our headlines this hour european monitors save a full access to the side of a malaysian plane this auster in eastern ukraine but there's no word yet from international experts who've arrived in kiev to inspect the wreckage. as questions pile up over the tragedy we take a look at some of the details including why the aircraft strayed from its usual route and why dispatchers told it to reduce altitude. coming off a civilian deaths cold largely unnoticed in the government stronghold. in eastern ukraine its military onslaught in the wake of the plane crash also coming up.
callous over eighty palestinians have been killed by israeli airstrikes in sunday night the i.d.f. expands its ground offensive into its third day. this sunday evening here in moscow you're watching the weekly on r.t. international i mean in the name of welcome european monitors from the working out the crush side of a malaysian passenger jet in eastern ukraine say local militia groups are no longer limiting their access to be area government forces said the flight recorders have been fined and will be handed over to international experts let's get the details of. who joins us live already been several controversies surrounding the cleanup effort on the fact finding mission at the site what is the situation right now as
you see it. well according to always see a mission who are here in donetsk region who have been here basically from the second day since the crash occurred they are saying that they're now not meeting any kind of for restrictions from the local militia they are exploring the area they're observing what is happening exec lee so basically earlier today they have discovered the cockpits and all the airplane malaysia airlines flight m h seventy and they said they discovered an additional thirty seven bodies now the app's also monitored their recovery all the bodies solved the flights and so those bodies are now located in the city of torres some fifteen to twenty kilometers away from the crash site over one hundred and ninety bodies had been discovered they are now in the railway cars refrigerated railway cars and they are being kept in
a temperature of from zero to minus five degrees meanwhile international aviation experts and other experts that deal with such cases are still in kiev and always see members say during a press conference said that they are yet to contact the local authorities all the self-proclaimed and that's people's republic cannot give us on this some seven hundred kilometers away and they're yet to get here now they always see said they continue to have wanted to serve the search efforts in the twenty kilometer radius where the plane had crashed and they also said that the local villagers that's in live in the surrounding area say some of them require psychological help because of what's happened and they said also many personal belongings are still scattered around the area as well meanwhile also earlier on sunday the leader of the
self-proclaimed peoples of the netscape reply. it said that they recovered something that resembles black boxes or airline they said it's technical elements and they said that these technical elements are now in their possession that they're under guard and they will only be given to the international team of experts that is once they get here to donetsk. reporting from eastern ukraine thank you for the update. on the past couple of hours the russian president phone the u.k. prime minister to offer his condolences over the british citizens who lost their lives in the crush he also warned against making politicized conclusions before the probe is concluded and once again reiterated his belief that the military conflict in ukraine is not the core of the tragedy well it's not a tic i look back at the sequence of events in the lead up to the catastrophe malaysia airlines flight seventeen took off from amsterdam on thursday at twelve fifteen pm local time by and for kuala lumpur at four twenty one key of time it
disappeared from radar coverage over ukraine and all radio contact was lost within an hour of the crash site was located on it became clear no one had survived by eight in the evening both kiev an anti government troops had denied involvement in the crush and local militia insisted they had no weapons capable of shooting down in the early liner and both sides started to trade accusations relatives of the victims were informed overnight the process of identifying the bodies began local residents have been recalling the horror of the day he's lucia little i had a terrible noise i went out first and then my has been the woman fell to the ground right after i ran out at first my husband thought it was me i was in shock i couldn't go further than my. my wife and i were having dinner when we heard a strange noise that sounded like clapping as soon as we went out of the house we
saw a body lying nearby it must have fallen from a very high altitude the only thing left on the body was a t. shirt it was a man the legs were broken practically no blood. at first i didn't notice and yes then my son went out and said mom there is a body in the kitchen there was a blast to everywhere i thought it was just a pile of rubbish but then i had this too that it was a human body without a leg and was arms twisted and broken malaysia airlines house released the full list of passengers on board the ill fated flight two thirds of them one hundred ninety three people were dutch nationals forty three victims including all crew members were malaysian were also twenty seven australians travelling as well as citizens of the u.k. indonesia and germany in total ten nationalities are on the manifest for the netherlands it's a time of nationwide mourning as peter all of our reports. the devastating news no
one expects to hear. malaysian boeing alan has been reportedly downed based on a reuters and interfax a malaysian airlines flight with about two hundred ninety five people on board has crashed grief spills over his family and friends of those on board m.h. seventeen make it to the airport in amsterdam at the scene of the crash passports strewn among the carnage each one a painful reminder of a person who died and each of those people leave behind friends and family it's in small communities like this one that have been directly affected that the real human tragedy becomes clear neil tall and her partner course children were on the flight outside the flower shop they owned floral tributes pile up those who saw them day on day a left stunned we couldn't believe what's happened. rumors spread quickly on facebook in the morning to see outside then those are the flowers then you know
it's good it happened for real in the shop window a sign for the postman drop the mail off next door we're on holiday there were very lovely people and. you know i did want to just to just enjoy a holiday for two weeks and come back and say to pick up the post and i had a great holiday before stepping on the plane shilled posted this message on facebook it's understood ms toll had been uneasy about the flight following the disappearance of a malaysian airlines jet early at this year. family members stand sobbing in front of a book of condolences they told me they just can't bring themselves to speak on camera it's not only those who lost relatives in the tragedy who are grieving the netherlands is in a state of disbelief following the deaths of nearly two hundred of its citizens in the disaster we were all shocked and i have very much. because especially
for me. it's really. strange because my father and mother have been on the this same flight many times. from the it's so shocking so many dutch people were on that plane this tragedy has affected our song. we think about it's not realistic people just the public airplane taking it down in this small country of only seventeen million people it seems nearly everyone has been touched in some way by this the worst disaster to affect the country in its recent history teacher all of our party netherlands there are plenty of on explain circumstances surrounding the tragedy first the flight deviated from its usual route it's also unclear why it passed directly over the zone of a raging armed conflict finally there are questions over why ukrainian drawing control told the crew to reduce altitude just before the jet went down grieving
families are demanding explanations of what happened to their loved ones and he sent us this report from malaysia. inside the kuala lumpur international airport right now nothing speaks of the horrible tragedy of thursday it works without disruptions this is different to the situation on the march when the other malaysian airlines jet went missing relatives of those on board were literally beseeching the malaysian airlines offices back then they still had hope of seeing their loved ones alive. there's no chance of that for the families connected to thursday's tragedy over ukraine but what unites the two apparently different disasters is the fact there are far more questions than answers starting with the mh seventeen jets flight path you move. and didn't see by the local pool and never.
gets to play. but if that route was safe and many other jets had flown it on the day why had several airlines decided to change their paths malaysian authorities claim the plane was flying on the set route but flight tracker data published online suggest the path could have been changed to three hundred kilometers further north. international civil aviation community he risk. going to. carry. some carries. very safe flying even many months ago. cross ukraine but if the flight trajectory is more a matter over speculation right now one alteration it made has been officially confirmed as the flight.
so we have to be and. indeed altitude changes on request is a common practice but the malaysian authorities have received no clarification as to why it was ordered on that day supposedly minutes before the jet went down most relatives of the passengers of m.h. seventeen have now gone to ukraine to identify the bodies a team of malaysian investigators is following them in the hope of shedding at least some light on this dark story. yahtzee reporting from kuala lumpur in malaysia britain's prime minister claims that if it's shown that the rebels and east ukraine in the aircraft then this would be a direct result of russia's support for the government forces david cameron's comments follow a wave of accusations from western powers against moscow even though no official investigation has yet been conducted gonna touch account takes up the story before investigators made it to the crash site the u.s. announced to the world where the deadly missile shot came from evidence indicates
that the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by russian backed separatists inside of ukraine but the u.s. president stopped short of saying who pulled the trigger we don't know exactly what happened and yet u.s. officials all but accuse the rebels in eastern ukraine and russia. by association of having shot down the plane president obama based his suggestions on incidents of ukrainian military jets that the rebels recently shot out of the sky a group of separatists can't shoot. military transport planes or they claim shoot fighter jets without sophisticated equipment and sophisticated training and that is coming from russia russia says t.v. is responsible because it launched this military operation in eastern ukraine and the u.s. supported it moscow has also raised a number of questions for key have to answer including why it hadn't closed the
airspace over what was clearly a war zone jim gray why did you create an air traffic controller send a passenger flights to an area of military clashes an area which was used to carry out strikes against civilian targets and where there were anti-aircraft systems operating all members of the un security council including russia and the united states have called for a credible impartial investigation of the disaster it will take time before any results come through but the blame game is already in full swing down to check on our team washington d.c. now after the plane came down kiev was quick to blame me and to government forces for the tragedy here's what the accusations are based on firstly there's a video released by kiev purporting to show a book surface to air missile system in eastern ukraine with one of its rockets missing also the jet crashed on territory controlled by the opposition kiev claims that's enough to implicate them even though the ukrainian army also has
a heavy presence there and finally ukraine circulated what it called an intercepted conversation between the opposition fighters and which they allegedly admit to firing on the plane but speech unsigned unless nicholai popof say's the recording was doctored but it's not really it's a text online. and therefore it's being presented as one. unedited recorded in reality the saudi file was compiled out of several fragments at the time because the inconsistent part where it is being said the plane was downed by cossacks these markers reveal that one fragment is recorded at sixteen thirty three and then the second fragments which comes right afterwards was recorded at seventeen fifteen. and as far as the video of the missile system goes kiev claims it was shot in a small talk on near the russian border but local state you can see an address on the billboard which is actually located in a different time which they say has been under the control of the ukrainian army
since may and it's located around two hundred and fifty kilometers away from the russian border intelligence expert charged to bridgepoint sites some other discrepancies in kiev's accusations one could say from the outset with some investigation of ground from which it was launched and of course that would give an indication even though it's accepted i think. in much of eastern ukraine is in a fluid situation in terms of who controls what any given time the ukraine government has released what it claims are a number of evidence should lead for example it is said that they have these weapon systems i should point out that of course the prosecutor general himself you know i have this system so it's fair to say there's a lot of confusion at the moment and really this really points the way to the importance of a thoroughly independent. investigation to uncover all of the leads in this case. shortly after the plane crashed several mainstream media outlets lots to on to the message coming from washington and kiev on leashing
a storm of accusations against ukraine's government forces against moscow we asked lutie of a noose the journalist and former security consultant why the finger of blame is being pointed so quickly i think if it did if this did good an opportunity to once again play the blame game on russia and on the insurgency in the east of ukraine i meant and it's too good an opportunity to miss the relatives and the victims of a thorough investigation by independent sources. when you say evidence this is something that is produced by experts on the ground it takes weeks and months before you can to jump to any conclusions to whatever is being said is just speculation to a political it's. coming up in the program this hour as more devastation is brought on r.t. obtains exclusive pictures and some viewers may find them distressing. form of
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for parishioners don't care about you or me corporations only care for. people come to untouched forests and leave. the sea. we're not going to quit we will not stop until it is what is more precious music more moving. welcome back to the program that despite calls for a cease fire growing ever larger kiev stepped up its military crackdown against the centers of government resistance in east ukraine this week the situation in the regional capital of the nats remains tense with explosions heard on the outskirts while daily raids and shelling have become every day reality for the people in
lugansk and the latest artillery attack on the city centers residential areas i kindergarden on a school were severely damaged in the army's mortar fire in broad daylight in the killed at least sixteen on friday meanwhile the organization for security and cooperation in europe what's the total number of lives lost since the summer of two hundred fifty here is the russia ukraine border with the latest updates from the area. residents have reported hearing air raid sirens again again last night and they're saying that fighting continues on the outskirts. all of this city now according to self-defense forces ukrainian troops are gaining ground seeking to take control over the road that is connecting the gods kinda nets that you see these that are essentially capitals of the two restive regions. varying they're brought into off the assaults by the ukrainian army this city has been heavily hit its infrastructure damaged people are saying they're left without water electricity
gas is also something they're finding a shortage off of course there there are instances of people being hit in the middle of the day by artillery and mortar shells at one instance eight people have died similar tamia slee when a shell has hit a cross walk always the observers have said that two hundred fifty people have been killed since the beginning of june in lugansk alone previously that number is given for civilian casualties for these hydration and conflict for both regions and so now we can assume that that number is probably a lot higher than those people have to in the industry they're living here. he says are peaceful life. this should look like the series. you know. the fighting continues in a times that can be heard on the border between russia and ukraine with residents complaining about shells flying into their backyards essentially and despite the fact that petro poroshenko has assured that civilians are not going to be the.
targets of ukrainian military nevertheless they seem to be bearing the brunt of off the pressure and when exactly and if at this conflict is going to end is not yet clear with of course the world's attention being on the aftermath off the disaster of flight m.h. seventeen the fighting that doesn't seem to subside in southeastern ukraine goes on before. israeli prime minister has vowed to continue operation protective edge for as long as it takes the words of benjamin netanyahu overnight the i.d.f. bombarded eastern neighborhood from the air killing at least eighty seven civilians locals say there are bodies strewn all over the streets and made collapsed buildings and that no one is able to retrieve them due to the destruction eighteen israeli soldiers have been killed since the assault began number is dwarfed by the palestinian patella he's approaching four hundred. our correspondent in the heart
of the conflict has just sent us this video which contains graphic scenes. there of your mother. your lawyer lu. you don't know how. this is. this footage well apparently shows a among the ruins of the stored residential buildings who is being targeted by gunfire lying on the ground reportedly trying to take cover he received a direct hit there for more let's talk to harvey dear who is in the region for a story some very strong images there what more do we know. all we understand is that a group of international solidarity activists two palestinians were making
a trip into the east. very close to the border with israel this was at a time when there was a hoax on israel's operations in the area israel had issued a notice that for approximately two hours it would hold its campaign. in an area a neighborhood of east gaza city which had been heavily bombarded from the land. during the morning today and during last night killing dozens of palestinians and injuring dozens more there is a group here of international so-called solidarity activists which sought to help get civilians evacuated out of. this time i hold in the campaign there were two palestinians the. activists which shot the video the images that you just saw and there was another young man we believe approximately eighteen or nineteen years old the one depicted in the imagery which shows him of course being fatally wounded and dying. and so if these international solidarity activists this
young gentleman wished to take these activists to this area in order to help evacuate his family which he believed was caught up and had been pinned down essentially for hours in this extremely dangerous neighborhood we visited the area ourselves today and frankly it was a shocking scene normally israel's operations and bombardments attack a few buildings but. really looks something more like syria the war on scenes that we see in. the war images that we've seen from the gaza strip i'm joined now by a human rights activist and witness and she said british citizen is becoming has been spending a couple of months in the gaza strip and she was one of those escorting this victim of this alleged israeli fire to try and find his family which are believed to be pinned down in the family home can you tell us exactly what you saw with respect to
the death of this young man. with respect to the death all together they were full shots fired the first one missed him but remained it three were aimed for him the second one was fatal. which caused him to fall down on the ground and the third one was i guess for them to make sure that they had got him basically the fourth one missed him and i think maybe that was thrown in for good measure he was already on the ground there was no need. to have any reason to believe he was caught up in militant trying to it is i mean he appears from the video to be a civilian a young man simply said wishing to see his family but do you have any information that respect no not at all he was as far as we are aware he was looking for his family he was frantic he was he was leading the way he was on the floor and he knew . thank you do you want to do is find this resulted in his death and it was
a desk you believe it may have been an accident no not an accident it was a murder that is my opinion. and. it wasn't is it possible that the other man was killed in the war of these operations on there was no photo of the ruler everything was clear. there was supposed to be a ceasefire as well however as we set into the v.j. day i was bombing nearby there was shelling nearby and snipers shooting yes indeed so that some of the detail of this incident on shah you kidding this young gentleman this often. ok sorry for your from thank you for that. just a couple of minutes time a special report on the trials and tribulations of making guitars that's coming up .
to us agents who are working deep inside the german government have been caught which has heightened tensions between the two countries even more the german reaction to this was to expel the cia chief in berlin from his post this is the kind of story that makes people who hate u.s. foreign policy the share button on facebook and get all excited it makes me feel that merkel or at least some elements of the german government are actually fighting against foreign meddling but i would say that you should take this story with a huge grain of salt yeah they just have one cia asset out of the country and this could be a sign of change but there are still twenty plus u.s. military bases currently operating in germany in fact the bomb holder base is one of the largest ones outside of america territory with thirteen thousand troops permanently stationed there so basically if merkel really wants to reduce foreign meddling in germany she's going to have to somehow get a massive four. military presence and since it's been there for almost seventy
years already i don't think that they're just going to pack up and leave on their own one day but that's just my opinion. your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't afford. a different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still tends to rejection poetry keep. ignore it. we post only what really matters at r.t. to your facebook. this is a medium so we need to maybe. buy the same potions to cure the other party physical. issues that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers for .